March 15th, 2006

speed limit

No time for updates this weekend

I am cooking for the Men's Walk to Emmaus beginning tomorrow afternoon, so any chance I have to check e-mail or update LJ will be a freak. As for tomorrow, I have to get up early and go do a program of Irish history, stories, and songs for a friend's 5th grade reading classes. Immediately thereafter, I have to pick up the meat and cheese and other remaining groceries. Then that_guy_zach and I pack it all up in our truck and his car (cramming both to the gunwales), and off I go to Oldenburg.

It's gonna be tight, and I'm already pooped. 75 men for 9 meals is a massive amount of chow. Last night I went to Bigg's in Harrison very late and got a truckload of provender. that_guy_zach and I shopped for produce and stuff at Jungle Jim's this afternoon. (We also went over to RockQuest and refreshed ourselves on belaying tackle for the UMYF's trip there this Sunday.)

Anyway, it'll probably be Sunday night or Monday morning before I can next update. Pray for me in the meantime.

One mo' thing

We had 25 or 26 for vespers this evening. And the cast has been changing. People are making an effort. And the liturgies and music have been appreciated. We are nothing if not eclectic. The introit was El Shaddai, the Canticle was Martin Luther's Isaiah in a vision did of old, the offertory hymn was Whispering Hope, and the Vesper Hymn was Now on Land and Sea Descending.

Kim S. thought that "Jubilate, jubilate" sounded like something you'd order from Starbucks. I thought it'd have some bourbon in it -- isn't Old Jubal or something a brand of whiskey?

Jennifer H. brought her two little pre-school boys, and it was really neat to serve them communion. She was embarrassed that they wanted to dance to all the music, and Harry loves to say "Amen" very loudly (but always at the appropriate time). Little charismatic boys, she called them, but I say it's good that somebody out there gets off on the worship (though of course, the good attendance would tell you that, but you know what I mean).

Okay, I think that's all.